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Danbury Library celebrates Earth Day

Thursday, April 22, 2021
Time: 1:40 PM

In case you didn't know, I'm a HUGE fan of the Danbury Library as well as a shameless promoter for the city's greatest asset.

For Earth Day, the staff at the library used their presence on social media teach kids about the importance of protecting the planet from ourselves.

YouTube:

Spring is here, so let’s read together! Join Miss Tracy for some stories, finger plays, songs, and crafts! This week learn about Earth Day and make your own Earth to love!


Shameless plug for an old Danbury-related blog

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Time: 9:37 AM

I miss Sharon's postings at Main Street Danbury; a great blog that started a year after I launched HatCityBLOG.

Although the blog was around for only three years (2005-2008), the website is a great point of reference for people looking for the historical background behind many buildings in downtown Danbury.

Give the website a test drive...it is best to read the site from the first blog posting...


Tell City Council to send Danbury Academy bond to the VOTERS

Monday, April 19, 2021
Time: 2:25 PM

Here's some facts:

* Number of confirmed COVID cases in Connecticut on Nov 2 2020: 1367.

* The stare expereinced High voter turnout in CT on election day.

The Danbury area saw strong voter turnout throughout the day Tuesday with Bethel, for example, receiving 10,000 ballots cast by 4 p.m. — the highest number the town has seen in any election. These figures include absentee ballots, with 4,017 submitted as of 4 p.m. By that time, 5,991 people, included those who registered Tuesday, had voted at the polls.

More than 600,000 absentee ballots were returned around the state as of Monday, with some still being dropped off Tuesday.

* First COVID vaccine administered in CT: Dec 14 2020

* Number of confirmed COVID cases in CT: Apr 12 2021: 1080.

* Cost of Career Academy bond 99 million dollars.

It's rare when the public has a say in how the city's financial management process. If city officials managed the high voter turnout we experienced last November, then it can also manage a referendum on the Career Academy. Tell your representatives of the city council not to take away your right to vote.

Please submit their comments to comments@danbury-ct.gov by 5 p.m. TODAY.

AT LARGE

Roberto Lopes Alves (D) • r.alves@danbury-ct.gov

Emile G. Buzaid, Jr. (R) • e.buzaid@danbury-ct.gov

Michael J. Esposito (R) • m.esposito@danbury-ct.gov

Warren M. Levy (R) • w.levy@danbury-ct.gov

Frank R. Salvatore, Jr. (D) • f.salvatore@danbury-ct.gov

Colleen A. Stanley (R) • c.stanley@danbury-ct.gov

Robert J. Taborsak (D) • r.taborsak@danbury-ct.gov

1ST WARD

Irving M. Fox (R) • i.fox@danbury-ct.gov

John Priola (R) • j.priola@danbury-ct.gov

2ND WARD

Council President Vinny DiGilio (R) • v.digilio@danbury-ct.gov

Elmer Palma (R) • e.palma@danbury-ct.gov

3RD WARD

Jack Knapp (R) • j.knapp@danbury-ct.gov

Mike Henry (R) • m.henry@danbury-ct.gov

4TH WARD

John J. Esposito III (D) • j.esposito@danbury-ct.gov

Farley Santos (D) • f.santos@danbury-ct.gov

5TH WARD

Duane E. Perkins (D) • d.perkins@danbury-ct.gov

Fred Visconti (D) • f.visconti@danbury-ct.gov

6TH WARD

Benjamin Chianese (D) • b.chianese@danbury-ct.gov

Paul T. Rotello (D) • p.rotello@danbury-ct.gov

7TH WARD

Nancy Cammisa (R) • n.cammisa@danbury-ct.gov

Richard W. Molinaro (D) • r.molinaro@danbury-ct.gov


View Danbury from above


Time: 1:33 PM

In case you've ever wondered what flying across Danbury looks like, Youtuber "ZeroSierraCharlie" captured this amazing footage of the city while approaching and landing at the airport.

Enjoy.


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CITY OF DANBURY VIDEO ARCHIVE (Dec 2012-present)

The Mercurial (RIP)
Danbury News Times
Danbury Patch
Danbury Hamlet Hub
Danbury Daily Voice
Tribuna Newspaper
CT News Junkie
CT Capitol Report

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2021 (ALVES/ESPOSITO)

TOWN COMMITTEES
(VID) DDTC nomination convention
(PDF) DDTC campaign slate flyer

(VID) DRTC nomination convention
(PDF) DRTC campaign slate flyer

FORUMS/DEBATES
(VID) 2021 Danbury City-Wide PTO educational forum

CAMPAIGN FINANCE
First quarter
Alves Apr 10th SEEC filing

Second quarter
Alves Jul 10th SEEC filing
Esposito Jul 10th SEEC filing

Third quarter
Alves Oct 12th SEEC report
Esposito Oct 12th SEEC report

CAMPAIGN MAILERS
Alves "Jan 6th" attack mailer 10.21.21
Esposito "you can't trust Alves" attack mailer 10.20.21
Alves mailer 10.20.21
Alves mailer 09.30.21
Esposito mailer 09.28.21
Alves mailer 09.27.21
Esposito mailer 09.27.21


PAST CAMPAIGN COVERAGE

2005 (BOUGHTON/ESPOSITO)
Danbury 2005 election results
Newstimes Dean Esposito profile (10.25.05)

2007 (BOUGHTON/ABRANTES)
Danbury 2007 election results
(VID) Helana Abrantes TV ad
(VID) BRT tax deferral presser
(VID) Helena Abrantes "Community Forum" interview

2009 (BOUGHTON/GONCALVES)
Danbury 2009 election results
(VID) 2009 Danbury City-Wide PTO educational forum
(VID) 2009 Danbury Chamber of Commerce mayoral debate
(VID) 2009 DDTC nomination convention

2011 (BOUGHTON/TABORSAK)
Danbury 2011 election results
(VID) Saadi/Nero campaign kickoff

2013 (BOUGHTON/NO DTC ENDORSED CANDIDATE/MCALLISTER)
Danbury 2013 election results
(VID) 2013 DDTC nominaiton convention

2015 (BOUGHTON UNCHALLENGED)
Danbury 2015 election results

2017 (BOUGHTON/ALMEIDA)
Danbury 2017 election results
(VID) Al Almeida concession speech
(VID) 2017 Danbury City-Wide PTO educational forum
(VID) Al Almeida nomination acceptance speech

2019 (BOUGHTON/SETARO)
Danbury 2019 election results
(VID) 2019 NewsTimes Editorial Board interview with Mark Boughton and Chris Setaro
(VID) 2019 Danbury City-Wide PTO educational forum
(VID) 2019 Danbury Chamber of Commerce mayoral debate
(VID) 2019 convention endorsement speeches from Mark Boughton and Chris Setaro

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On September 26, 2007, ten plaintiffs filed suit in response to an arrest of aday laborers at a public park in Danbury, Connecticut. Plaintiffs amended their complaint on November 26, 2007.

The amended complaint states that plaintiffs sought to remedy the continued discriminatory and unauthorized enforcement of federal immigration laws against the Latino residents of the City of Danbury by Danbury's mayor and its police department.

Plaintiffs allege that the arrests violated their Fourth Amendment rights and the Connecticut Constitution because defendants conducted the arrests without valid warrants, in the absence of exigent circumstances, and without probable cause to believe that plaintiffs were engaged in unlawful activity. In addition, plaintiffs allege that defendants improperly stopped, detained, investigated, searched and arrested plaintiffs. Plaintiffs also allege that defendants violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights when they intentionally targeted plaintiffs, and arrested and detained them on the basis of their race, ethnicity and perceived national origin. Plaintiffs raise First Amendment, Due Process and tort claims.

Plaintiffs request declaratory relief, damages and attorneys fees.

CLICK HERE TO READ/DOWNLOAD MAYOR BOUGHTON'S DEPOSITION

CLICK HERE TO READ/DOWNLOAD MIKE McLACHLAN (then MAYOR CHIEF OF STAFF) DEPOSITION

Danbury Area Coalition for the Rights of Immigrants v.
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
3:06-cv-01992-RNC ( D. Conn. )

(02.25.08) Court docket

(10.24.07) Memorandum in Opposition to Defendant's Emergency Motion for Protective Order

(09.26.07) Press Release

(12.14.06) Complaint


Barrera v. Boughton, No. 07-01436
(D. Conn. filed Sept. 26, 2007)

(02.25.08) Court Docket

Amended complaint

Defendants' Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction

Defendants' Motion to Dismiss State Law Claims

Plaintiffs' Opposition to Motion to Dismiss

Order on Motion to Dismiss

Defendants' Answer to Amended Complaint

NEW HAVEN REGISTER: Immigrant's 2006 arrest was flawed Danbury mayor testifies

(10.05.07 (VIDEO) Boughton mislead the public about Danbury's involvement in raid

(09.18.07) Yale Law Students expose Danbury involvement in raid

(12.14.06) VIDEO: Interview with Yale Law Students at FOI presser

(12.14.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 FOI complaint media roundup

City Clerk Jean Natale standing next to skinhead sparks outrage

(10.03.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 rally

(09.29.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 case deepens

Word of raid spread across the country

(09/29/06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 protest news conference

(09/29/06) Immigrant newspaper "El Canillita" gives best account of ICE day labor raid at Kennedy Park


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VIDEO: Tereza Pereira's ordeal with ICE agents

VIDEO: Danbury Peace Coalition Immigration Forum (April 2006)
featuring Mayor Boughton and Immigration attorney Philip Berns

VIDEO: 2007 Stop the Raids immigration forum at WCSU

2007: Community protest anti-immigration forum

A tribute to Hispanic Center Director and immigrant activist Maria Cinta Lowe